Veolia and Sylvania Partner to Safely Recycle Lighting and Electronics Waste

Date: November 16, 2006

Source: Veolia Environmental Services

Veolia Environmental Services and Osram Sylvania Launch Partnership to Provide Environmentally Responsible Recycling Service for Lighting and Electronics Waste, an Industrial Info News Alert

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas). Veolia Environmental Services (VES) North America, a subsidiary of the Veolia Group (NYSE: VE) (Paris, France), is pleased to announce a partnership with OSRAM SYLVANIA (Danvers, Massachusetts) to jointly promote Veolia's award-winning lighting and electronics recycling program online. Starting yesterday, OSRAM SYLVANIA is offering the sale of RECYCLEPAK on its website,, thereby expanding its range of lighting and recycling solutions. This business agreement reinforces the commitment of both VES and OSRAM SYLVANIA to advancing environmental sustainability.

Formerly known as OnyxPak, RECYCLEPAK is the perfect recycling and disposal solution for small quantities of lighting wastes, such as fluorescent lamps and ballasts. Prepaid packaging allows for a convenient way for small businesses to manage their lighting waste, with one price covering all the necessary requirements.

RECYCLEPAK ships supplies to and from the customer's facility, and processes all documentation, including certificates of recycling. The pre-paid recycling program ensures complete compliance with state and local disposal regulations while reducing the risks associated with improper storage.

In addition to lighting waste, RECYCLEPAK also provides a recycling and disposal solution for electronics waste, including batteries, computer electronics and mercury containing items.

"Our relationship with OSRAM SYLVANIA furthers both companies' global commitment to sustainable development and to protecting public health and the environment," noted Philippe Martin, President and CEO of Veolia ES Technical Solutions, LLC. "We are proud to be associated with such a socially responsible organization."

Jennifer Dolin, environmental marketing manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA, agrees. "We take great pride in being the industry leaders in recycling," said Dolin. "We want to make it easy for our customers to be environmentally responsible. Working with Veolia, and selling the RECYCLEPAK through our website is another step forward in this effort."

Recycling promotes the most efficient use of our resources. By separating items into their components and reusing the components and by-products, we are reducing waste and diverting waste from landfills, saving energy, and conserving our resources. Veolia Environmental Services, working on behalf of the environment, is committed to minimizing the pollution impact of our own daily activities and to the use of waste as a resource by expanding recycling, composting and renewable energy production.

OSRAM SYLVANIA has always promoted lamp and ballast recycling as the most responsible method of disposal. As a subsidiary of OSRAM SYLVANIA, SYLVANIA Lighting Services (SLS) upholds that commitment through its service programs. The first lighting service company to recycle lamps at the end of life, SLS includes lamp recycling in every contract they issue for service and maintenance. Each year, SLS sends 8.5 million lamps to certified recycling facilities, keeping over 112 pounds of mercury from entering landfills.

Please visit for more information on the new recycling program and how to begin using RECYCLEPAK today.

Veolia Environmental Services North America Corporation offers fully integrated environmental solutions to virtually all industrial, commercial, municipal and residential sectors. The Group is part of Veolia Environmental Services (VES), the only global company that manages liquid, solid, non-hazardous and hazardous waste, on-site waste processing, industrial cleaning and process maintenance and recycling, recovery and disposal for both the public and private sectors. VES has over 80,000 employees in 35 countries and posted revenues of $7.8 billion in 2005. Veolia Environment, the parent of VES, with operations in water, waste, energy and transportation management, has more than 270,000 employees in 64 countries and recorded revenues of $30 billion in 2005. For more information, please visit

OSRAM SYLVANIA is a leader in lighting solutions and specialty products that feature innovative design and energy saving technology. The company sells products for homes, businesses and vehicles primarily under the SYLVANIA brand name, and also under the OSRAM brand. Headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts, OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American operation of OSRAM GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens AG.

SYLVANIA LIGHTING SERVICES (SLS) is the industry leader in turnkey energy management programs for interior and exterior lighting systems as well as preventive maintenance programs. With over 35 years of experience, the company provides dedicated lighting design capabilities, the best delivery of services, access to new energy-efficient lighting products, and a computer-routed national service fleet. SLS offers customers a single point of contact for all of their lighting needs, including recycling.

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